Season 2 is on the horizon, and we’re excited. BUT we need to point out the obvious. 

The hit show YOU on Netflix is nothing short of controversial. Whether you like Joe or not, you should realize his traits are not normal at all, even though he is good looking. The controversy around the show really does stem from fans loving Joe, even though he is manipulative, a murderer, a stalker, and waaay more. Think about it. Wasn’t Ted Bundy’s whole story based off the fact that he was admired by women everywhere, even though he was a serial killer? Well, viewers are convinced Joe in Netflix’s YOU is inspired by Ted Bundy, and they’re definitely right. 

While the writers and producers of the show have not come out and said that he was inspired by Bundy, Joe’s character has way too many of the same traits to be a coincidence. If you’ve watched YOU as well as Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, you’d realize the two men are scarily similar, despite some very opposite traits. 

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Even their body images were similar. Both small, frail, and had unkempt hair most of the time. On social media, fans went crazy over this theory. I mean, let’s face it, despite their charming personalities, they do have a ton of similarities. A YOU fan once said, “Joe gave me Bundy vibes as soon I started watching the show. An iconic car, messy brown hair, good looking, charming, intelligent. Maybe they purposely painted him that way, took inspo.” So who is Ted Bundy? 

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Ted Bundy was an American serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, before his execution in 1989 he confessed to 30 homicides that he committed between 1974 and 1978. The funny part? Unlike most serial killers, he’s very, very, very attractive.